• Renon Earth Pyramids

    The most celebrated natural features on the Ritten.

    The famous Earth Pyramids are among the most celebrated natural features on the Ritten. The raw material for the earth pyramids comes from moraine clays deposited by the main Eisack valley glacier, as well as local tributary glaciers, in the late ice age. 

    When dry, this moraine clay is as hard as stone; dampened it forms a porridge-like substance which begins to slip and flow downhill. In this way, over a period of time, the saturated earth slides down into the stream below and is washed away. This constant and continuous slippage is temporarily halted only when this erosion encounters a forest where the underlying ground is so dry that it is rock hard, which hinders further rapid slippage. This is how those steep cliffs, up to 10 to 15 metres in height and a pre-condition for the formation of the earth pyramids, are made. Wherever the moraine contains larger stones which keep the earth underneath dry and hard, earth pyramids are formed by literally being “washed”, or more precisely eroded, out of these cliffs. The higher the cliff and the higher up a suitable stone is found, the taller and mightier the resulting pyramid becomes.  

    PERIOD: This excursion is available all year. 

    LOCATION: From Bolzano to the pyramids takes about 30 minutes by car. You can easily get to Renon by cable way. It runs every four minutes from Soprabolzano and floats down in only 12 minutes to Bolzano.

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FAQ’s
Which are the closest airports in the area?

The closest airport are Innsbruck (125Km) and Verona (143km).

Do i need travel insurance?

We recommended getting a travel insure policy which cover you for all medical expenses(including repatriention) and any expensive items you bring away with you such as laptops, smartphone, photo cameras, tablets, etc. Travel insurance should be taken out at the time of booking in case you have to cancel out travel because of unforeseen events.

What's the opening period of mountain huts?

During summer season, they open approximately their doors on the 10th of June and close them on the 25th of September. These dates depend on weather conditions.

Is it necessary to bring your own sleeping bag in mountain huts?

No. Usually the beds in the mountain huts have got a blanket and a quilt. Anyways it is better to ask for more information to the mountain hut.

Are there showers in mountain huts?


Usually the room has a shared shower, just a few rooms have a private shower. Using the shower has normally a cost because the water in the mountain huts is precious and it runs frequently out.

Do I need to book in forehand a room in a mountain hut?

No, but is highly recommended. Otherwise it is better to arrive early in the afternoon in order to have a better chance of getting the room.